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"Cozy little hill-station"

Kasauli Tourism

Located on the way from Chandigarh to Shimla, Kasauli is a hilly cantonment town which makes for an ideal peaceful holiday location, away from the rush.

Kasauli is a small town in the south-west part of Himachal and is on the relatively lower edges of Himalayas. Nestled amidst beautiful woody forests of pine and cedar trees, Kasauli owes its mystical and serene ambience to the lavish Victorian buildings built by the Britishers who resided here years back. These structures speak volumes of the glorious past of this hill station. Mainly known for its accessibility from Chandigarh and Delhi (it located just 65 km away from Chandigarh), Kasauli is not about particular attractions or activities, but about the serene environment and beautiful properties to stay.

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The British Cantonment

Located in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh, the hills of Kasauli have been witness to several events of the British empire. The hilly cantonment town set up in 1842 is 1900 metres above sea level and is adorned with several Victorian constructions which add grace to the small town. The serene environment and mesmerising calmness of the hills make it a perfect place to get lost in the lap of nature. The dense forests of Kasauli are home to several exotic varieties of pines (Chir Pine), herbs (Milk Thistle) and colourful birds which add a typical stress relieving spell in the environment.

Switch on the Explorer Mode

Kasauli offers a variety of options for adventure lovers. Apart from the rejuvenating nature walks which provide a panoramic view of the surrounding hills, Kasauli is a major attraction for trekkers and campers. Apart from the natural beauty, the local flavours of Kasauli are worth exploring. From the varieties of dumplings, the poppy seed halwa and local bread Sidu are extremely delightful to the taste buds. Caffeine lovers can also relish the healing effects of the invigorating Ginger Green Tea commonly found in the area.


The history of Kasauli dates back to the 17th century when some Rajput families of Rewari in Haryana decided to move to the small region called 'Kasul' (named after the freshwater spring in the area), due to the prevalent political conditions. The British, as per habit, when they saw the serene natural environment in all its glory, in the region, bought it from the local Rana and converted it into a garrison troop. Later they realised that the area was too beautiful for a garrison, so they developed a hill station around it, but strictly for British officials only. Post-independence, the town came under the state of Himachal Pradesh. However, it remains a very tourist untouched site, it is unharmed by human interference and continues to maintain its pristine beauty.

Restaurants and Local Food in Kasauli

While in Kasauli you can relish some local and traditional cuisines of Himachal. One can try out the Sidu ( a kind of locally made bread), Kadhi, Poppy Seeds Halwa, Maadra and more. You can also sip into some refreshing and healthy teas popular here such as the Green Ginger Tea which has cinnamon and spices as well.
Another beverage that one must not miss while here is the locally made wine. One can relish Peach wine, Plum wine, Apple wine, Sherry wine and some more. The area also has a vibrant and lip-smacking street food culture. Do indulge in the Samosas, Aloo Tikki, Kachori, Chole Bhature, Bread Pakoras and more.
Other than these local flavors and indulges of the street one can have a fine dining experience at the various restaurants here that serve Indian, Italian, Continental and Chinese cuisine
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Suggested Itinerary

Day 1- Reach Kasauli by morning. Experience the sunset at sunset point and explore the Mall area.
Day 2- Start off your day with a visit to Monkey point, the highest point in Kasauli followed by Christ Church and the several temples around. You may visit Dharampur and Sabathu which houses a 19th century Gurkha fort.
Day 3- Indulge in a nature walk along Gilbert Trail.
Day 4- Visit Kasauli brewery, Baptist Church, the highest brewery in the world and Central Research Institute.

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Holidify's Opinion

What's Great?

Calm, serene and soothing environment. The road network is excellent.

What's Not So Great?

High number of bikers. Endangered forests.

For Whom?

Kasauli is the perfect escape from hectic life and is apt for everyone. However, it is best fit for adventure lovers, trekkers and couples who wish to enjoy the feel of the mountain air.

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How To Reach Kasauli

Kasauli is very close to Chandigarh (65 km) and Kalka (40 km) and the best way to reach Kasauli is through Chandigarh or Kalka. Kalka has the nearest broad gauge railway station and Chandigarh has the nearest airport. New Delhi has the nearest international airport and is located just 280 km from Kasauli. The road connectivity to Kasauli is very good and buses and taxis are very easily available from nearby places to reach here.

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